Cards are given face-up to each player and they must put all of their cards in the center piles in order to win. It can be a tense, adrenaline-pumping game if you have the proper opponent and enough experience. To get started with how to play speed card game, all you need are two people, a deck of cards, and a basic understanding of the rules.
Setup is the first step.
Speed card game setup is straightforward for a two-player game. Two cards are placed face down in the center of a table, followed by two piles of five cards each on each side of those two cards. The last two cards are dealt to each player, ending the game (each of the players should get 20 cards each). Five cards are then taken by each player to hold, sorting in any manner that is suitable for the game. The final result should resemble the picture seen above.
Once everyone has chosen a card from the middle of the table, they flip it over. Players may now begin laying their cards on the table according to the rules for speed. Cards put on one of the heaps must be either one more or one less than the face value of the card at the top of the pile in order to be valid. The cards are arranged in the normal Ace-10, Jack, Queen, and King arrangement, with the values ascending from the highest to the lowest in descending order (i.e. aces placed on kings, kings placed on aces). To ensure that he always has five cards in his hand after a card is put in a pile, the player chooses one of the remaining 15 cards (present at the start of the game) (I often cheat and pick up the entire pile at once). After both players have exhausted their central heaps, they each pick up and put a card from the piles established on either side of the center piles. The procedure is repeated until no more cards can be played, at which point the cards from the bottom of the center piles are put on top and the game is over.
It’s finally done!
This is a fast-paced game, and if you’re playing against an experienced opponent, you’ll feel the excitement pouring through your veins. When one player runs out of cards, the game is over. Most of the center heaps will have merged by this stage, and only the players will be able to tell each pile apart. Whatever the outcome of the first game, playing at breakneck pace will compel you to return for three more. It’s a terrific method to pass the time and alleviate boredom in general.